Drought, earthquake, flood, fire, hurricanes, tsunamis—have you and your loved ones taken steps to prepare for these? What about landslides, power outages, thunderstorms, and tornadoes? Too many of us wait until they happen to think about what to do or what we need in that situation. The best way to protect your family is to take the appropriate precautions and utilize the resources provided. Proper preparation will not necessarily prevent them from happening, but it will make it much easier for us to react and come back from a tragedy like these or countless others.
For more information on how to protect yourself and your family, we recommend this beneficial article entitled Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors.
The Red Cross has a full library on disaster preparedness that details what is needed to prepare in many of these situations. It’s crucial to be prepared in the home, school, and workplace for natural disasters.
September 2013 is National Preparedness Month for the Red Cross. Invest in your own preparedness this month by learning hands-only CPR, downloading one of the Red Cross preparedness mobile apps, or perusing the Map, Weather, and Hazard Catalogs.